Put them together and what do you get? A web-controllable office cam.
Try it out for yourself (updated 12/12/2008, 7:32PM):
go to http://motherbug1.buglabs.net/Servo and the UI is pretty straight forward
See? This was a great collaborative and creative effort on the part of myself, misaacs, and bballantine. How it works is that there is a BUG App containing a Java Servlet that handles the request at http://motherbug1..../Servo. The parameter to the servlet is rounded to an integer from 0-9 that is then written out through the von Hippel's serial connector. The serial connectors on the von Hippel are connected to an "Arduino Shield", the brainchild of our very own misaacs, which connects the RS232 outs of the von Hippel to the Arduino Mini, as well as passing the GPIO, Power and ground pins on the von Hippel up to the Arduino. It's a pretty sweet device; maybe we'll start fabricating and selling them if there's interest :D. The Arduino in turn controls the Servo motor. It's a pretty long chain, and it was cool to get it going: BUGbase->BUG App/Servlet->C-serial-writer library->Von Hippel->Arduino Mini->Servo Motor. Technically it's possible to control the Servo motor directly from the von Hippel module. It's also possible to control the Arduino over the von Hippel's serial connection without need for a c-library. In fact, we just got phoneME built with serial support and it will be in our R1.4 API. Anyway, as you can see things are getting exciting here as we continue to use the Test Kitchen to create cool applications and devices. Stay tuned.